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Developing International Links


The main U3A Officers have requested that we share the following document with our members,

You can follow the link below to read  or download the document for printing. The document concerns the development of international links and provides details and contacts across other countries which also have U3A’s and would wish to contact like minded agencies.


Developing International Links

 Nottingham Trent University,

NTU want to run a social science based course for older learners.

Follow the link below for more information.


NTU Shared Learning Project

The monthly meeting speaker details as booked for 2017..    Information provided by:- Rupert Williams.

Dates for 2017/8

Speaker

Topic

November  14th

Christine Adams -

Moving House  - brick by brick - 100 miles away

December 12th


Christmas Meeting

January 9th

William Ruff

A day in the world of the English Language

February 13th

Geoffrey Harris

Classinacoat

March 13th

TBA

TBA

April 10th

Vince Eager

All aboard the 6.5 Special- The early days of Rock n Roll part 1.

May 8th

TBA

TBA

June 12th

Goff Cheadle

My Father 'The Big Head Illustrator'







MOOCS


Many people are unfamiliar and perhaps suspicious of MOOCS but they are such a fantastic resource for people who want to study from home in short bursts.  Information by Judith Wright. Link to website  MOOCS.  


Judith is correct I’ve had a look at the website and there are some interesting courses available for home self paced study. Even if you are not interested at the moment have a look you may know someone who could benefit but doesn’t know where to start. I also found a link to another resource called Future Learn with free courses online. (Web_Admin)

Below may be of interest to U3A as a possible source of support for some members or their family or friends.


REBOOT Notts is a new fully online based study for people who have mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. The study is comparing the effectiveness of information and online peer support through a website called the ‘Big White Wall’  with online information currently available from NHS Choices’ MoodZone. It is being run through The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands, at the University of Nottingham.

It is a large study (over 2000 participants) open to anyone residing in Nottingham City or County, over the age of 16 years who is suffering with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. People can self-refer and the study website includes an eligibility assessment. Anyone who appears to be too unwell to participate will be asked to give permission for us to inform their GP about their mood level. The study is comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of an established, direct to public, peer support website (Big White Wall) versus information to aid self-management of depression and anxiety (NHS MoodZone).


The study website is www.rebootnotts.com

University trip, School of English Wednesday 10th January 2018, 10.15 to lunchtime.


Please follow this link below if you are interested.

Click to read National U3A News Letter Nov 2017